Claire: 5/5 stars, 8.2/10.
Carolyn: 4/5 stars, 8/10.
Native ratings: 3.6/5 stars Netflix, 6.3/10 IMDB.

2 salesmen lose their jobs, so they decide to *compete* to become employees at Google. My god… Is our economy so bad that even our comedy movies are about getting jobs?!

The fact of the matter is, however: Excellent cast and writing. Entertaining, funny, and the Googliest movie I’ve ever seen. It seems like such a given that anybody who likes technology and comedy should watch this.

But I’d go further and say this movie has a universal appeal, esepecially with today’s economy. Pretty much everyone has suffered through the indignity of being forced to compete against your peers for those meager (and sometimes not-so-meager) scraps of bread our slavelords allow us.

So let’s watch these poor schmucks be put through a ringer far worse than the ones we’ve been put through… And lets get drunk and laugh at them! Win!

Directed by Shawn Levy (Date Night, The Pink Panther (2006), 1 ep of Birds Of Prey).
Written by Vince Vaughn and Jared Stern (Wreck-It Ralph).

Starring Vince Vaughn (Made, Swingers, Anchorman movies, Wedding Crashers, Fred Claus, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Four Christmases, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, 1 ep of Mr. Show) as Billy McMahon.
Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers, Meet The Parents movies, Bottle Rocket, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Zoolander, Armageddon, The Cable Guy, 1 ep of Drunk History) as Nick Campbell.
Rose Byrne (I Give It A Year, Moira from X-Men: First Class, Get Him To The Greek, 28 Weeks Later, Star Wars: Episode 2, 1 ep of Portlandia) as Dana, the employee whom Nick has a crush on.
Aasif Mandvi (Movie 43, The Dictator, It’s Kind Of A Funny Story, The Last Airbender movie, Spider-Man 2, 1 ep of King Of The Hill, 1 ep of Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Mr. Chetty.
Max Minghella (The Social Network, How To Lose Friends & Alienate People) as Graham Hawtrey, the leader of the rival team.
Josh Brener (2 eps of The Big Bang Theory) as Lyle, the 23-year old team mentor.
Dylan O’Brien (39 eps of Teen Wolf) as Stuart, the “cool” teammate.
Tiya Sircar (17 Again, 1 ep of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) as Neha, the “fun girl” teammate.
Tobit Raphael as Yo-Yo Santos, the home-schooled teammate.
Josh Gad (Mondo in Good Vibes) as Headphones.
Jessica Szohr (Fired Up!) as Marielena.
Rob Riggle (President Of The Navy in NTSF:SD:SUV, The Hangover, The Lorax, Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby, 6 eps of Human Giant, 4 eps of American Dad, 1 ep of Ugly Americans, 1 ep of Childrens Hospital, 1 ep of Drunk History) as Randy
Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show, The Invention Of Lying, 2 eps of Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Sid.
Gary Anthony Williams (Stevie’s dad in Malcolm In The Middle, Uncle Ruckus in The Boondocks, Kung Fu Panda movies, China IL, Mad, The Goode Family, 8 eps of The Eric Andre Show, 3 eps of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 3 eps of Weeds, 1 ep of Beware The Batman) as Bob Williams.
John Goodman as Nick and Billy’s Boss (uncredited).
Will Ferrell as Matress Salesman (uncredited), Nick’s sister’s boyfriend. I wonder why he and John Goodman were uncredited.
Also: B.J. Novak (The Office, Knocked Up, Inglourious Basterds, The Smurfs movies) as Male Interviewer.

LINK URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2234155/combined